The other disturbing teaching in Dan Brown’s book, Angels and Demons, is the consistent pushing of pantheism. If you are not sure what pantheism is, just read the following excerpts and you will know exactly what it is.
“The field is small,” Kohler said, “but it’s bringing fresh answers to some old questions – questions about the origin of the universe and the forces that bind us all. Leonardo believed his research had the potential to convert millions to a more spiritual life. Last year he categorically proved the existence of an energy force that unites us all. He actually demonstrated that we are all physically connected…that the molecules in your body are intertwined with the molecules in mine… that there is a single force moving within all of us.” (p. 56)
“Matter,” Vittoria repeated. “Blossoming out of nothing. An incredible display of subatomic fireworks. A miniature universe springing to life. he proved not only that matter can be created from nothing, but that the Big Bang and Genesis can be explained simply by accepting the presence of an enormous source of energy.”
“You mean God?” Kohler demanded.
“God, Buddha, The Force, Yahweh, the singularity, the unicity point – call it whatever you like – the result is the same. Science and religion support the same truth – pure energy is the father of creation.” (pp. 89-90)
Vittoria was silent for a long time. “Science tells me God must exist. My mind tells me I will never understand God. And my heart tells me I am not meant to.
How’s that for concise, he thought. “So you believe God is fact, but we will never understand Him.”
“Her,” she said with a smile. “Your Native Americans had it right.”
Langdon chuckled. “Mother Earth.”
“Gaea. The planet is an organism. All of us are cells with different purposes. And yet we are intertwined. Serving each other. Serving the whole.” (pp. 138-139)
These teachings are contrary to the scriptures, even though many try to suggest that this is exactly what the scriptures teach.